For reasons both stupid and solemn, going on a vacation with your best friend is an experience of a lifetime. It’s time to go on a vacaIntense. Hilarious. Unforgettable. You’ll make crazy and hilarious memories together and there’ll also be tough times. But having somebody who got your back no matter what will give you the confidence to relax and enjoy to the fullest.
Here we present 10 places across India where you can live your best buddymoon life. Pack your bags right away as many of you would agree, travelling is the truest test of friendship.
#1 Manali-Leh Road Trip
You and your bestie must hit the Manali-Leh Highway which is considered the ‘Mecca of all road trips’. The heavenly road is etched between mountains and villages that’ll give you memories for life. Just hit the road and there’s nature waiting for you at its best on the other end. Don’t miss out on the yummy Maggi, otherwise you’ll regret not having it.
#2 Scuba Diving at Andaman Islands
You can live your Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara moment in the Andaman Islands. Go scuba diving with your best friend and explore the mysterious underwater world. Colourful fish, parts of sunken ship and the fascinating sea life – an addition to the unique list only you and your bestie share.
#3 Sandakphu, Darjeeling
You might not be aware but Sandakphu is one of the five highest peaks in the world. Boasting of such high peaks, it makes for one dreamy adventure destination. Surreal natural beauty defies this place and you can spot around 600 varieties of Orchids here. Not kidding! You and your bestie can forever boast the ethereal beauty of this place.
#4 Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim
Sitting beside a lake at about 12000 feet above sea level is an experience of a lifetime. And is there anyone better than your bestie to feel the thrill with? You have to take an arduous trek to reach this place but what’s waiting on the top is one of nature’s most exotic gifts: Crystal clear water coming from the melting glaciers.
#5 Coorg, Karnataka
If you and your bestie are yearning for a relaxing vacation away from the hustle bustle of life, head off to Coorg. Enjoying austere sights while sipping a cup of world class coffee in a serene environment is what this place has in store for you. You can give staying in a houseboat a try as it’s altogether a different experience.
#6 Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
A desert? Well, imagine nothingness, imagine it a bit more and then a little more – that’s Rann of Kutch, the world’s largest salt desert. And believe me! Visiting Rann of Kutch with your best friend will be an experience that can match none. Hitting the road with endless deserts on both sides brings in an adrenaline rush.
#7 Bhangarh, Rajasthan
Are you guys even best friends if you haven’t gone ghost hunting together? Touting the place as the scariest and the most abandoned has never stopped visitors from visiting Bhangarh, so why should you? You must visit the Bhangarh Palace during day time as it is prohibited to visit after sunset. If you want some real adrenaline pump, sneak in after sundown.
#8 Silk Route’s Gold Trail, Kerala
A temple tour is boring for you and your best friend but what if we tell you that you can embark on a gold trail along some the temples’ vault. Not a very popular place, but Silk Route’s Gold Trail is definitely worth a visit. Imagine a tour that lets you through Kerala’s gold-filled temple vaults. Isn’t it cool?
#9 Living Root Bridge, Meghalaya
You have to see this to believe this. It looks straight out of a magical fairytale land. As the name suggests, the bridge is naturally made by the roots of the trees. You may not believe but some of the roots are more than hundred feet long and can carry around fifty people at once. Now that’s something you and your bestie just can’t miss.
#10 Frozen River Trek at Chadar
Imagine the thrill of actually walking on a river that’s frozen with your best friend. It’s a dreamlike adventure that you can actually experience in Chadar in the Zanskar region of Ladakh. You two are not only making lifetime experiences wading through the frozen river, but also making your other friends back home go green with envy.